The HomeTech Podcast features news, opinions, insights, and advice on all things Smart Home | Co-Hosted by Home Automation Pros Seth Johnson and Jason Griffing
HomeTech 336: Keurig Showers
On this episode of HomeTech: A look at CE Pro’s “State of the Industry” report. CEDIA to resume in-person training in March. Harrison Home Systems wins CTA Integrator of the Year. US adds Xiaomi to a list of alleged Chinese military companies. Samsung brings SmartThings to the car. Several new releases from Philips Hue. Aromatherapy showers. And more…
HomeTech 335: Sound United's Brendon Stead plus our CES 2021 Wrap-up
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Brendon Stead, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Engineering at Sound United. Our wide-ranging conversation covers Brendon’s lifelong passion for audio, a behind-the-scenes look at working with tech majors like Google, Amazon, and Apple, the evolving voice-control landscape, the impact of streaming services on the A/V market, and more. Brendon’s unique background and decades of experience in the business make this an interview you don’t want to miss.
That, plus a rundown of the coolest, weirdest, and most useful gadgets from CES 2021. And, because no CES show would be complete without a dive into the world of displays, we take a look at what the major TV makers are highlighting as we enter 2021.
HomeTech 334: Bad News
On this episode of HomeTech: Industry mourns the loss of Crestron CTO, Fred Bargetzi. Samsung pushes its MICRO LED technology in the run-up to CES 2021. New TVs from Samsung can keep you honest during your home workouts. New streaming service, Discovery+, launches. ESPN+ raises its annual subscription prices. FBI warns smart home owners about “swatting” attacks. And more…
HomeTech 333: Good Standard, Bad Standard
On this episode of HomeTech: Seth proposes new gift-giving legislation. Disney’s latest investor update highlights big plans for Disney+. The results of HBO Max’s day-and-date release of “Wonder Woman 1984”. Sony Pictures Studios reports seeing increased interest from Hollywood’s theatrical-release loyalists. Sony announces major factory closures as part of its strategic move away from A/V. Dissecting CEDIA’s latest State of the Association report, including a deep dive into the topic of standardization. And more…
HomeTech 332: Holiday Fireside Special
On this episode of HomeTech: Join us for the 2020 edition of the Holiday Fireside chat! This year, we are joined again by two special guests, Richard Gunther from the Home: On podcast and the Smart Home Show, and Adam Justice, Founder and CEO at ConnectSense and Richard’s co-host on the Smart Home Show. We share our perspectives on the biggest connected home trends of 2020 and make some predictions about the year ahead. Don’t miss it!
HomeTech 331: AI for the Luxury Home with Josh.ai's Alex Capecelatro
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. Our first three-time guest on the podcast, Alex joins us to discuss the company’s upcoming product releases—the Nano and Core. At just over the size of a quarter, the Nano is billed as the world’s first architectural voice-control microphone. Backing up the Nano is the Core, a processor designed specifically to meet the AI and voice-control needs of the most demanding clients. We discuss some of the unique design challenges associated with bringing these products to market, how Josh.ai has continued to evolve based on dealer and client feedback, Alex’s thoughts on the overall AI landscape, and much more.
That, plus the latest home tech headlines, including: Logitech releases a new HomeKit-enabled video doorbell. Hulu’s watch party functionality is now available to all users. Warner Bros. unveils a day and date strategy for all of its 2021 theatrical releases. Google adds Apple Music support to its smart speakers. Samsung adds Google Nest integration to its SmartThings platform. Wyze unveils a new security system that’s shockingly cheap, even by Wyze standards. And more…
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A weekly favourite
I have been listening to these guys since the beginning, as a fellow Ci installer I look forward to the podcast landing on my devices every week. Weather you are a consumer or custom installer, I would really recommend this podcast if you are interested in or work in technology. Well done guys, keep the good work coming 👍👍👍👍👍
Smart home / tech, a great listen
Although I am based in the UK this US based show provides great knowledge and insight from two great guys. If you want to know about Smart Home or Smart Tech then this is the podcast for you.
All of the comments are caveated, if they are installers or users of the products, and there is no hearsay, it is all fact and evidenced based.
Keep it up guys...
Take the long way home...
I also work for a professional installation company in the UK and this podcast has become one of my favourite driving companions over the past couple of months. Hosted by two guys that have knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for home technology, it’s the only podcast that I know of that is entirely focussed on the rapidly growing home technology sector. Awareness of new products and services spreads so quickly these days and Jason and Seth help me to keep those embarrassing moments where my clients know about something new that I don’t to a minimum! Although it’s aimed at the consumer and not particularly technical, there’s more than enough to hold the interest of even the most experienced home technology professional. Keep up the good work guys!